Oracle of the Ogham: Dark Moon Magic & Tree Spirit Wisdom Magical E-Course
Posted on November 24 2017
In ancient times, many symbolic scripts served both mundane, and mystical purposes, and were carved into stones, wood, and onto cave walls as spells, divinations, incantations, and prayers. Like the runic alphabet, the 'Ogham', a word that comes from the ancient Gaelic, and means language, is pronounced o'um, or och’um, was also 'cast', or thrown down upon the ground, or a table for insight, and wisdom, but unlike runes, which have their roots in Nordic traditions, the Ogham hail from the Celtic lands, and have deep associations to 13 trees most sacred to the Druids, which the pagan peoples also worshipped with reverence.
There are two versions, or sets of the Ogham alphabet, and each one was traditionally carved onto sticks made from their corresponding sacred trees, and were called 'staves'. The lunar calendar Ogham are carved upon the wood from these 13 trees:
- Birch, Rowan, Willow, Alder
- Ash, Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, Hazel
- Apple, Blackthorn, Yew, Elder
The full set of the Ogham alphabet are carved upon the wood from these 25 trees:
- Birch, Rowan, Alder, Willow, Ash,
- Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, Hazel, Apple
- Vine, Ivy, Reed, Blackthorn, Elder
- Silver Fir, Gorse, Heather, Poplar, Yew
- Aspen, Spindle, Beech, Guelder Rose, Wych Elm
The moon was also sacred to the Druids - most especially the dark, and full phases, and they developed a calendar based on 13 moons that corresponded with the 13 sacred trees. This lunar-tree calendar begins upon the eve of the pagan new year, which is celebrated on October 31st as the lunar cross-quarter festival of Samhain, and ends at the end of October, the following year. Traditions vary, and some align the calendar with the full moons, and some with the dark moons, and either way is absolutely 'correct', but for this course, we will be following the dark moons.
From October 2017 to October 2018, you will journey with the 13 dark moons, and their associated sacred trees to learn their magic, wisdom, and insight that will guide you throughout the year. Just before each dark moon, I will call upon the trees, and cast a stave from the 13 stave lunar calendar set to reveal their special messages for the dark moon, the month, and the tree itself. As the staves can also be used for divination, I will cast another stave from the full set to receive a special message that is meant to guide you even deeper into the meaning of the month, and your own dark, wild, and lunar nature.
While this is a lovely course to begin in October, at the start of the pagan new year, you can enroll anytime - as you'll have access to both the most current and past lessons upon enrollment, which you can use again and again, year after year. This is truly a keepsake course that takes you on a seasonal, magical, and meditative journey with the Ogham to flow with the rhythms of the year - and your own soul.
Renée Starr is an award winning author, mythologist, moonologist, wild witch and seeker of ancient wisdom for the modern woman. She offers her book, 'You Are Woman, You Are Divine', as a guide for the modern woman's journey back to The Goddess, along with her many classes, workshops, circles and a variety of retreats.
We here at Inked Goddess Creations are so excited to be featuring these magical courses from Renée Starr, and so honored to have been chosen as an affiliate so that we can offer them to you!
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COST: $100 for Entire Course